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support is necessary. if the economy does not improve along the lines that we expect, we'll provide additional support. if financial conditions evolve in a way that's inconsistent with economic recovery, we will provide support. but we're -- and in that way, we hope to increase confidence both among market participants, but also among investors and private consumers and other people in the economy. but again, your point is well taken that we are in a position where the simple adjustment by 25 basis points in the federal funds rate seems like a long-ago experience. and we are in a more complex type of situation. but we are determined to be as clear as we can, and we hope that you and your listeners and the markets will all be able to follow what we're saying. >> we'll go to donna and then go to peter. >> donna boreack with american banker. next month will be the anniversary of the dodd-franken act. can you provide us an update on where we stand with the rule makings and, also, are you still optimistic we will see the rules completed by the end of this year? >> it's certainly true tha
of the monetary stimulus out of the equation if the economy is getting better. and he says, the economy is showing signs of getting better and we think by year end and into 2014, it's going to be better still. so we anticipate being able to take away some of the scaffolding around this building and let it see whether it can stand on its own two feet. why is that bad news? why are commodities, stocks and bonds selling off on what, really, you could interpret as good news? >> i think it really isn't bad news, and i do think that much of what chairman bernanke said yesterday was in line with market expectations, but it clearly wasn't in line with investor positioning. so people are selling because they had a different expectation of where the fed was going to be. we now have a situation where there is some concern coming out of the markets, are the feds going to move too soon? i think that's unlikely. inflation continues to fall, so we're in a disinflationary environment. i think the feds' investments on employment are probably accurate, so i think as we look at the second half of the year, positions
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what he said? valuations are attractive still. businesses are doing well. the economy is strengthening. get this. he says even with $20 billion, he opportunity have enough money to take advantage of all the opportunities here. >> 20. it's not all his. >> he says he's not looking at this point like, look, maybe the rate of the market has slowed down. we're not talking about three year doubles at this point. he says for his funds he's looking more five or six years for doubling. maybe nine or ten for the market. still talking about a very strong market and a place he sees great opportunity. >> these are times you try to keep your cool. >> got to have some powder. got to have dry powder. >> i wish we had all the guys looking for -- if they were to come on and say no, no, no, i'd feel better. they're never able to pull the trigger. want to go overseas? >> i think we should. for a moment. >> take us there. >> i hear this whole thing in china is kind of just not just ben bernanke creating some problems. let's talk about trading in asia and europe today. ross westgate standing by in london. f
and our economy from early childhood development. he has proven time and time again and he will tell any group willing to listen that every dollar we invest can yield savings of more than seven dollars down the road by improving school achievement and graduation rates while reducing problems like teen pregnancy and crime. some of the answer does lie with government. like president obama's proposal to expand access to high-quality preschool. but there is also a responsibility that has to be met by parents and families, businesses and communities who are at the center of this challenge. i want to applaud the commitment progress and the ways he is going to be modeling, along with goldman sachs and other partners, new ways to finance early education for some of our most vulnerable children. the so-called social impact bonds can be an important innovation for the early learning community and the broader impact investing community. i also want to recognize the commitment by the david and laura maras foundation and its partners to create networks of child care and early learning providers that
mean for commerce and economy. >>> and now a backing off of a bid for sprint by dish, and they will concentrate on clearwire. >>> and also, a look at icahn stepping up dell bid. >>> and now the fed is wrapping up the two-day policy meeting this afternoon. investors hoping that fed will provide clarity about how and when the fed will wind down the bond buying program. make sure to watch the statement, and ben bernanke's news conference which is i perhaps more important, and it starts at 2:00 p.m., and one way or another, it is going to be nice to get something out of the way, wouldn't it? >> yes, i used to regard these events as big bad events when i worked at the hedge fund, because there could be relief even if he says the wrong thing and i'd love for him to address the 10-year, because it signals that the e kconomy is better, b it is not just weak. but if you address the 10-year, i'm in control and the bond vigilantes are not. i believe when this is over, we will come back and discuss -- i'm not kidding -- stocks. >> although, is it possible that the language that h
. bernanke said the fed could slow its bond line program later this year, as long as the economy keeps growing and unemployment falls. in a note to clients, renaissance marker research said we suspect the markets are significantly overreact into the process of tapering. rbc capital markets said one of the big surprises in bernanke's press conference was that the chairman did not attempt to walk back the recent rise in interest rates. bernanke said yesterday that tapering really was not that bad. kind of like taking your foot off the gas pedal in the car and hitting a nice cruising speed, not hitting the brakes. >> what he is doing is a lot like monetary drunk driving. >> we will get more clarity at the end of july. connell: thank you much. brian jacobson for us next. it is always good to have brian's point of view. to what level is your anxiety level at this stage? >> my anxiety level is very low. i understand that they have a centrally planned economy. they can marshal resources to prop up their banks if necessary. i am not concerned about the federal reserve cutting back on their ass
of different economies, but housing is key to the u.s. economic recovery along with jobs. how does it look to you? >> i come home from my travels i see it in my own street, that a developer bought the property opposite of us, completely overhauling the original house and building a new one right next to it, kind of noisy. sends me back in my travels again. the infliction point happened, i can tell you when it happened, whenity remortgaged and fixed, and from that moment on you've seen the tightening beginning, and this is going to be a very interesting challenge for the housing recovery as we get further indications from the fed tomorrow that there's tightening coming. that's already begun to affect mortgage rates, and if there's one thing that could cool things down it's going to be a sense that the party is over in terms of quantitative easing. >> diana, weigh in on that, you've made the very points that there may be a cooling of course, but as rates rise it may get people off the couch and into contracts. >> yeah. that's a very short-term phenomenon, and i'd be interested to hear from n
of america, this remains a vibrant place to live with a balanced economy. the american people must have a voice about what those rules will be. and congress cannot skirt responsibility to legislate. again, i would like to close here by thanking those who led this effort, mr. collins in particular, for leading the floor conversation. he has shown great leadership, working very hard. you came here as did other members of the freshman class to make a difference by supporting the reins act and i think you will advance that cause. mr. collins: it is easy to follow in the stoot steps. and we will work to continue that fight. i thank you for being here tonight. it is now with great pleasure, another freshman who has come from north of me in north compassion for his constituents. mr. holding: i thank the gentleman from georgia for the opportunity to discuss this administration's excessive regulations. we know the harmful effect that overregulations had on the economy and since taking office, president obama and his administration have continuously burdened the american people with an exceptiona
is in cities and metropolitan contraries because these are the engines of the economy, centers of trade and investment. top 100 metros so only one ace of the land mast, two-thirds of the population, three quarters of the gdp and on every indicator that matters, infrastructure and human capital and innovation. 75, 80, 85, 90% of the nations share. there really is no american economy. what we have is a network of metro economies and they're now stepping up and doing the hard work. >> but at the same time we all know that some of the toughest economic challenges are the state and local level. >> absolutely. but the great thing about metropolitan areas is they're not just governments. you know, the federal government is a government. state governments are government, metropolitan areas are networks. and we see that these networks are finding really creative and beneficial ways. >> rose: networks between what? >> networks of different companies, different philanthropic groups, different individuals, all coming together. they have loose or tight connections. and they can fund things more-- in
university, about the state of the u.s. economy. later in the program we will be joined by a matthew segal. he will be here to talk about issues important to young americans. you are watching "washington journal." we will be right back. ♪ >> when you talk about transparency to the american public, there is -- you are going to give up something. you are going to be giving signals to our adversaries as to what our capabilities are. the more specific you get about the program, the more specific about the oversight, the more specific you get about the capabilities and successes, to that extent you have people sitting around saying, "ok, now i understand what it can be done with our numbers in yemen and in the united states and consequently i am going to find another way to communicate." there is a price to be paid for that transparency. where that line is drawn, in terms of identifying what our capabilities are, is out of our hands. if you tell us to do it one way we will do it that way. there is a price to be paid for transparency. >> robert muller makes his last scheduled appearance before
the reason the fed would taper. the reason the fed tapers is that the economy is markettedly better or marginally better. the fact is it's seen as a negative somehow. we got better than expected housing data today. that's not holding on to the gains. the narcotic association -- national association of home builders index, right hand of the screen, rose from 52 to 42 in may, the highest since 2006. today, the engines roar, kicking off the start of the paris air show, the show where the top airlines and all the big makers show us and show their wear. is shares of boeing like what they saw today. shares of boeing at a new high after a ceo had confidence in the brand new batteries they reinstalled in the dream liner, and it received an order for ten 787 10x. that's good news for boeing. nicole on the floor of the new york stock exchange, the spy case, and silicon valley opens the books to the government because the government asked for information. we'll get more on that story. and we have a cautionary tale of china being the spoiler on detroit's comeback. yes, detroit's auto world come
the eurozone economy, arguing that recent signs of market stabilization mean that the ecb's interest rates are becoming a more effective tool again. we'll see about that. >>> also, g-8 leaders are wrapping up a summit in northern ireland today. british prime minister david cameron has, of course, been the host. he says the goal of the group is to "fired up our economies and drive growth and prosperity around the world." we're going to have more, of course, from cnbc's steve sedgwick, who's on the ground there in that beautiful live shot in about 20 minutes. >>> meantime, time for "the global markets report." we'll go across the pond not to ireland, but to london, where ross westgate is standing by this morning amid a sea of green. a little bit of red around. how are you doing, ross? >> yeah, hey, andrew, pretty good. we're actually at the best levels of the session today here for european equities. advances out-pacing decliners by around about, what, 6-2, 7-2 on the dow jones stocks 600. it's been a mixed morning, but the ftse 100 now up 0.8%, despite the that is correct if inflation numbe
, given the fact that we are becoming energies efficient with fracking? our economy is growing, the dow is up today 161 points, can we ignore the world events and continue to go on with the kind of relationships we used to need? >> no. i think it is more important that america become a player. we still have so many other issues. as the world is getting smaller, america must exert their influence in ways that were unforeseen 20 or 30 years ago. we have to be engaged. if we take an internal role of we are not needed as we were, i think that we do it at our peril. lori: a lot of economists are very concerned about this currency war that is underway. you have countries at the g8 representing $7 trillion in global economic wealth. do you think that that topic will come up? how do you realistically have a discussion about a trade deal if you do not talk about what is really going on. >> there is no question about it. if we will have a trade agreement, it has to be free, it has to be fair, and it has to be equitable to all parties. if one party has an upper hand, it is honored as a breach. com
the food away, and buy one lobster and get one lobster, and it is bad. darden blames the economy for people not spending at lo of money to buy the breadsticks. i don't want to hear that. >> and meanwhile, we think that the economy is improving and yesterday the numbers in a different environment most likely would have been positives for the equity market, but we are not overwhelmed by the worries of the philly fed, and numbers that most people thought were better than they thought it would be. >> and i look at the bonds and how is the 10-year, strong. okay. buy me 50,000, whatever. we are in one of the moments and if we are not looking at the bonds, you know, having fun. >> and something else that people were looking at is the chinese shibor. we don't talk about it a lot. >> right, something that can jump up to bite you. >> and the rate has come down overnight, and they are trying to tighten up the money supply, and tighten it up, and the corporate inflows are not as strong as they might have originally been for china, but all part of the plan in a way of 300 million people, and 15 years to
people have looked at the economy and said, wait a minute, we're not nearly to the point where the fed can take its foot off the gas. but if you look at their forecast for not only this year, but even moving forward, they are a little bit ahead of where consensus is and that's key to what they. >> 2.6. i want to see loan growth. you don't have new splurge in housing, obviously, because the people are kind of caught up by the rates. but, yes, the stocks that acted well last week, i used again mills and bristol meyers, imminent recession in 8 to 12 months. they bottomed. you don't want to see that. in other words, this is the fed step as way and people believe that there's nothing there. i'd like to think the fed stays in, until we get more than one month of good loan growth. >> to that point, you are talking about my multiple stocks there. they had something to be taken out of them given what were, what multiples -- >> 18, 20. >> higher than some of the peers in the biotechnology sphere which is hard to believe because they're going at a good rate faster. >> i don't want to get caught i
economies. joining us now is jared bernstein of the center on budget and policy priorities and a former top economist to advice joe biden. is this not a good moment for us to gave thanks that congressman paul ryan has not been in charge of the american economy because if he had been, it would resemble those at the g-8 who have suffered triple dip recessions as a result of applying austerity? >> i think it is a helpful analogy. if you think about the impact of the of kinds of policies, austerity, that paul ryan and many other republicans stand for right now, you can see their economic impact by looking over at europe. back in 2009, when there was a similar summit, a g-209 summit, the president went over there and explained we're applying fiscal stimulus pretty aggressively in our country and many of you should try to do the same. some of them took it up on it and their economies began to improve. then they pivoted to deficit reduction way too early and by the bit off this austerity idea to the point where you can just watch their unemployment rate reverse course and start to go up. now much
about the underlying economy. >> it's the economico outlook. >> you don't think he'll use the word? >> i don't think he'll use the letter. >> people will ask questions. >> but as long as -- as long as it doesn't start with a t. if there is a t in the world somewhere, he may use it. >> we could have a drinking game. first question has to be about tapering. will use the word taper. >> either tape ever or your ter. >> i was at a party with a drinking game, but it was with lemonade. makes no sense. they're practicing for the day when -- legmonade, you'll just get sick. >> that's okay. learn a lesson. >> i know. >> let's take a look at europe. again, futures are indicated higher and that may be because the expectation is that the fed will in fact slightly lower their economic outlook. if that he another case, you would expect they would not be pulling qe anytime soon. but right now the market is barely bunching in europe. in asia, you can see the nikkei was up about 1.8%. so volatility continues there. hang seng down by just over 1%. oil prices right now are indicated up about 50 cents. wti i
in years? plus, how the dow's plunge could be a good sign for the economy. >>> new overnight. word of a near miss in the skies above new york city. how two jets almost collided in midair. >> the incredible story of a deaf boy hearing for the first time. inside a medical breakthrough. >>> and the miami heat go back to back, repeating as nba champs. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> people in hedging their bets. >> wall street tries to rebound after a massive sell-off and stocks tumbling. >> yesterday, the dow plunged, its biggest point drop since 2011. >> anxiety mounted over potential of the stimulus reserve to end. >> snowden under investigation. the inspector general race been looking into the company. >> we do believe there may be some problems. >> senate leaders appear to have reached a compromise on immigration reform but the deal is likely to face stiff opposition in the house. >> for peepople concerned about border security, once they see this bill it's almost overkill. >> it's back-to-back
wages. as the economy slowly recovers, many of the new jobs are concentrated in low-wage areas like fast food restaurants. nbc news reporting on poverty in america, supported by the ford foundation and in tonight's "in plain sight" report, you may be surprised to learn who some of these folks are and what it takes for them to feed their families. we get our report from nbc's kevin tibbles in chicago. ♪ we serve it up with a smile >> reporter: for many, this is the face of the fast food industry, happy young kids flipping burgers after school. but these days that person taking your order for minimum wage is much more likely to be older. >> we can't afford to live on what we make. >> reporter: people like 56-year-old interior designer amy crawford, who now works behind the counter for $8.75 an hour. >> i would have described myself as very comfortably middle class. >> reporter: and now? >> and now i'm getting by. >> reporter: crawford says she has been seeking a job in her field over a year, dipping into retirement savings to pay the rent, and relying on food stamps. >> these folks use f
and singapore. so we were number one anymore, blue number three against pretty dynamic economies. over the last 13 years, with now dropped down to number 18. when people ask what is wrong with the economy, why do we have such high unemployment? y has disposable income per capita basis, why is that decline in house over the last 10 years? the answer is right there. we are less free today than we were 13 years ago. as are economic freedom declines, government regulation increase, taxes increased, the engine that is the basis for our prosperity, which is business is lessened and prosperity is therefore declining as well. as economic freedom does not come so does prosperity. so if the business people are willing to speak up for free enterprise capitalism, we can expect economic freedom to continue to lesson in american press verity will continue to lesson as well. we are far from a free enterprise capitalist system anymore. we are moved towards a crony capitalistic system, where we've got a government and big business often times colluding with each other. the great example is the fiscal cliff bill
's not because of gas prices. aaa cites instead the sluggish economy and says people are just taking less time off. >>> microsoft reverses course on its new xbox one game console. users will now be able to play games offline without having to be connected to the internet. thaibl able to lend and sell used games. the xbox one goes on sale for $499. >>> and there could be more red arrows today on wall street after markets got slammed wednesday following comments by ben bernanke that the federal reserve may soon start scaling back its economic stimulus programs. if the economy keeps improving. but bernanke says that doesn't mean an interest rate hike is imminent. richard, back to you. >> kayla, thank you. >>> the country's second largest school system plans to order ipads for every student. the los angeles board of education approved a $30 million multi-year purchase. the first order, 31,000 ipads. the district has some 640,000 students, grades k through 12. the names george zimmer may not ring a bell but this ad certainly will. >> you're going to like the way you look. i guarantee it. >> zimmer
.s. economy, but there would be a road map for when they would stop doing that. the u.s. economy was strong enough to get on its own two feet and unemployment rate got back 7%. take their foot off the accelerator is the way the fed chief put it. overnight, world markets started to react saying all the markets that had benefitted from the big flood of fed money into the world economy and all markets having a pull back to what would be the reality when the fed is not in the game. you see the dow down about 69 points right now and down 72. we'll continue to watch. we have seen triple-digit declines the last six or seven days in a row, carol. >> then it goes right back up. such a weird thing. >> very volatile and i'll let you know how this is playing out and whether they can absorb it all right today. >> thank you, christine. >>> other stories we're covering this morning. senate negotiators are expected to announce a deal today on an immigration reform bill that would increase border security as cnn first reported yesterday. the plan would double the number of patrol officers from the current l
. we have essentially a fascist economy, jonathan is promoting you need to get big. that wrong. big government, big business and big labor and they are all in cahoots. verizon didn't do this on their own. government leases that line. they provided the financing to verizon. the government and verizon is hand and glove. government and g.e. are hand and glove and five banks control 60% of banking assets. everybody is too big. >> verizon has done nothing. you are dumping on verizon. they have done actually nothing. wayne, want a small phone company. great, put two tin cans together. it's not going to serve anyone. >> oh, please! you are shooting off your mouth about something you do not know. >> eric: hold on. jonathan says verizon has done nothing but as far as i understand, it's meta data. >> what did you have in your ceel yar this morning. this is so not ui. this is snooping. this is the kind of stuff people are supposed to hated. if you want to gather -- i sign the do the ted line, we got this fiber thing going from new jersey and virginia. we want you to know about that. nobody tol
firm in the economy and therefore we can afford to get off of this morphine drip that has been the $85 billion bond buying program every single month. >> i think you hit the nail on the head which is why we have seen so much volatility in the markets because i am saying that glass had -- glass half full of the glass half full? and i agree with you in the sense. look at it as good news and bad news. eventually people will look at that and say, wait a second. this is positive. time for the patient to come off a life-support and see if they can read by themselves. if you read the tape today i agree with doreen in the sense that it is on very light volume, but i find it quite encouraging that the market held on to the 20 day moving average ahead of the fed after showing the witness that we saw yesterday afternoon. liz: and we have on the screen the leaders of all different types of names. really more leaders that laggers pushing this market higher, and then we get to a very interesting move for crude oil. today when you look and see that we are now well above $98 per barrel, you have to fi
: both sides are addressing the economy, to bring growth back. it is not easy. we are facing enormous challenges on both sides. we have different kinds of responses, different kinds of contacts in america. i think the common concern is to make sure the recovery is a sustainable one that we don't go in an up and down in terms of economic performance. i think we have established a few lines that are common. we need financial stability and we need to increase our competitiveness. we are facing enormous challenges in emerging economies. we need to adjust our economy for training and education and we need the skills in the job market. for the moment i think the g-8 has clearly identified that. we need to join efforts at the international level to create a right position. host: what needs to happen? guest: i think we need to consolidate our accounts and put our house in order in terms of the debt and deficit. that is crucial for our credibility of our efforts. at the same time, we need to invest in a new way, we need to create the sources of competitiveness for the future. so our economies
within the economy. you point out that highs in his -- house is a primary beneficiary. the fed is as responsible for managing as they are for anything else. to the extent that they're looking to manage the bubble that has formed, whether it be equities, the form of stocks, housing, absolutely. this is part and parcel with the context for the fed is basically saying at some point we're going to have to pull the punch bowl away from the party. it looks like sooner than later, and this speaks to that. ashley: from an investor's point of view given the volatility in stopping this, you expected will continue through the summer, what can you do as an investor to play in this environment? >> in this type of environment you want to manage risk. that is the first quarter of the day. you want exposure. and if you have the decisions that you feel compelled and meet your objectives, you can hold on to them and hopefully there are dividend payers and certainly they have a very consistent track record in terms of equity performance and driving revenue top and bottom line growth. expose yours
of money they're pumping into the economy each month. >> we will ease the pressure on the accelerator by gradually reducing the pace of purchases. >> reporter: the second, overnight thursday, bad news from china. manufacturing production fell for the first time in eight months. a sign that one of the world's most powerful economies isn't growing as fast as it had been. the pros on wall street say this was bound to happen after months of gains and record highs. and in fact, the fed pulling back might be a good sign that the economy's getting better. >> there is no fear. there is no panic that's going on. but i think we do know that it's going to be a nice slow, orderly process to see if our economy can stand on its own again. >> reporter: that doesn't make yesterday any prettier, and stocks were only part of it. a metal meltdown. 2 1/2-year lows for gold and silver. gold, the shelter from the storm in the recession, is dropping like a rock, losing a quarter of its value to far this year. don't be too afraid to peek at your 401(k). even after yesterday's dramatic drop, the dow was up mo
the detention facility at guantanamo bay, cuba. the latest data on the u.s. economy left something to be desired today. factory output barely rose in may, and consumer sentiment fell in june. wall street reacted with a friday sell-off. the dow jones industrial average lost nearly 106 points to close at 15,70. the nasdaq fell nearly 22 points to close at 3,423. for the week, both the dow and the nasdaq lost more than 1%. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: today the city of detroit, and its creditors, were presented with a series of painful options. retired city workers were warned of significant cuts in pensions and health insurance and creditors were told the city won't be able to pay them back. the day started with an announcement that the government already defaulted on some debt. it got worse from there. ray suarez has the story. >> make the banks pay. >> suarez: a handful of protesters picketed outside the westin hotel this morning, while inside, detroit's emergency manager kevyn orr laid out a last-ditch plan to 150 creditors to accept pennies on the
to his improbable victory in a sluggish economy. and a lot of it had to do with the geek gap. and i detail that and also with obama's ability to craft a message and with romney's unbelievable level of dysfunction as a presidential candidate. >> michael: and aloofness too. you talk also about the madmen campaign of mitt romney. >> this was not my expression this was romney's chief strategist saying he was assembling a madmen team. these are ad guys from the '80s in boston, who worked on reagan's reelection campaign. so while romney was running a 20st century campaign, obama was running the first digital campaign of the 21st century, and that contrast -- everybody knows that obama did better on digital campaign i'm trying to show how. these geeks in what they called the cave in chicago, three professional poker players, child prodigy -- >> michael: wild stuff. >> to help re-engineer american politic politics. >> michael: and you had access to all of these folks? >> yeah, on both sides. midnight emails from romney's chief strategist to provide a 360 degree look
-thirds of americans rate the current economy as before. the poll also indicates a positive trend: the number of those who rate the economy as good as ground steadily since the end of last year-up nearly 10% from last december. overall, optimism that the economy will improve is split almost down the metal. 50 percent predict they will be better off a year from now, 49 percent say things will get worse. >> if you think about starting a business, calif. just might be the state for you. according to the kaufman index of entrepreneurial activity and a list of 10 states saw more start of activity than anywhere else nationwide. here is a look of the top 5- montana, vermont, new mexico, alaska, and mississippi. coming in at no. 6 is california. in 2012, the state had a starting rate of 410 per 100,000 adults. the coffin index says that california has major advantages including a strong talent base, an estimatestablished network of venture-capital, a big consumer market, and top not to private and state research schools. a government analyst says the merger of american airlines and u.s. airways would reduce c
. and then tomorrow, fed chief ben bernanke will talk about the economy. investors are hoping he'll clarify what he said last month about the fed possibly dialing back it's bond buying program. >>> ahead of that federal reserve meeting, tokyo's nikkei lost a quarter percent while hong kong's hang seng was mostly flat. >>> on monday, investors guessed the central bank will prop up the economy. so the markets went up. the dow climbed 109 points, while the nasdaq rose 28 points. >>> standard & poor's lowered ford motors stock from buy to hold. the market index claimed ford's losses in europe which are expected to reach $2 billion this year. but s&p did say pickup sales in the u.s. should help the automakers see strong profits. >>> a big coup for netflix. starting next year, they'll be joining forces with dreamworks. the agreement is said to include 300 hours of new tv episodes. financial details have not been released but it's expected to be worth several hundred million dollars. the deal will help netflix compete with premium channels like hbo and showtime. >>> and homemade never looked so good. many
reserve, ben bernanke moved the markets today with highly anticipated remarks about the economy. he said the economic outlook is improving, unemployment is falling and expected to fall further as a result, the federal reserve will likely ease up on buying bonds, but that could drive up interest rates, including mortgage rates, which are at historic lows, wall street shuttered with the news. stocks fell more than 200 point. >>> still ahead for us tonight, the story that inspired an oscar-winning film and now a real-life drama with one of the more feared men in america on trial for murder. >>> inspiring bond for life, once perfect strangers, brought together in an extraordinary act of heroism on a bad day in this country. brought together in an extraordinary act of heroism on a bad day in this country. when i first started experiencing the pain, it's, it's hard to describe because you have a numbness... but yet you have the pain like thousands of needles sticking in your foot. it was progressively getting worse, and at that point i knew i had to do something. when i went back to my healthc
but it's not because of gas prices. aaa says the sluggish economy and people are taking less time off. >>> microsoft is reversing course now on its new xbox one game console. users will be able to play games offline without having to be connected to the internet at all. they'll also be able to lend and sell used games. it goes on sale this fall for $499. in the market, stock futures are lower after they got slammed wednesday following comments by ben bernanke that the federal reserve may soon start scaling back its economic stimulus programs. that's if the economy keeps impruchg bernanke says that doesn't mean an interest rate hike is imminent. we will, though, be watching the markets all day today. >>> homeowners can expect to pay a little less to keep the ac on this summer. according to the u.s. energy information administration, milder weather is predicted for the summer to help give some relief to those power bills. the average homeowner can expect to pay about $395 for june, july and august. >>> the second largest school system in the country plans to order ipads for every studen
relentlessly pumping into the economy. >> based on its review of recent economic and financial developments, we see the economy starting to go at a greater pace. >> in the world of the federal reserve thatasses for tony soprano-style drama. stewart varney, the anchor of varney and company. explain what ben bernanke said and why it got such a reaction. >> reporter: ben bernanke threatened to take away the biggest economic stimulus program we have got going for us right now. at the moment ben is printing a trillion dollars a year. he's threatening to reduce that to zero as the mid of next year. the immediate result is bad news for homeowners because interest rates are going up. home buyers. it will be tough to get a reasonably priced mortgage. and your 401k goes down. president obama is stuck. this stimulus has been taken away. he's got obama-care which has been labeled a train wreck. ben is likely to take away a very good stimulus program. martha: we will final out if this improving economy is a emperor with no clothes. what is that going to mean for everybody out there? >> you are asking the qu
. the president's approval rating on the economy in this poll is 42 approve, 57 disapprove, and as you know a lot of young people are getting out of school and not being able to find a job, and a large number of kids who get out of college are moving back in with their families. i think this is more than just nsa, it may be the economy, it may be the overall perception of the president. the other interesting note in the poll was that for the first time he was viewed by the american people as not honest and trustworthy. 49% said that phrase applies to him. 50% says it does not a my to him. that could be another thing, because young people had such -- he was such an aspirational figure to younger voters and younger americans and if there is agreeing perception that he's not shooting straight with him, that he's not honest and trustworthy that could be very close not only among young people but among all voters. jon: isn't that perhaps the bigger problem i mean for him? because it's one thing to have your job approval rating kind of bounce up and down, but once you are perceived as not necessarily t
from the pope in just four weeks. the economy here is booming. it's the sixth largest in the world. but many have been left behind, millions still living in extreme poverty. >> even if brazil is one of the largest economies in the world, we have one of the biggest inequalities. >> reporter: the government has made concessions, rolling back a 20-cent fare hike in public transportation. but the demonstrations have only grown. >> we pay so much taxes and we don't have education, health, human rights. >> reporter: the protesters have surprised even themselves with their numbers, but there is no clear leader, no clear agenda, and so far tonight, no end in sight. miguel almaguer, nbc news, rio de janeiro. >>> and still ahead for us this evening, out of the classroom and in the field. real-life lessons part of an innovative new way of teaching and something remarkable happening for a lot of kids. >>> and later, high honors tonight for james gandolfini from the folks from back home. >>> we are back with our "education nation" report and what might be the definition of a teachable moment fo
economy in which big -- i mean jonathan is promoting oh, you've got to get big. well, that's wrong. you've got small. you've got big government, big business and big labor, and they're all in cahoots. and listen, verizon didn't do this on their own. the government leases that line. they provided the financing to verizon. the government and verizon are hand and glove. the government and ge are hand and glove. it's going to control 60% of the banking. everybody is too big. and that's what's wrong. we have essentially a fascist economy. >> go ahead, jonathan. >> verizon's done nothing. you're all dumping on verizon. they've done absolutely nothing. and wayne, you want a small phone company? great. put two tin cans together. a schmoll phone company will not be able to serve anyone. >> oh, please, give me a break. you don't know what the hell you're talking about. you're shooting your mouth off about something you do not know. >> hold on. hold on. tracy, jonathan says verizon has done nothing. as far as i understand -- >> this blows my mind. this is so not jonathan. what did you have in your
's a reflection of the economy. i stand in support of mr. gowdy's safe act and we've seen as moving before in 1986 and if we go down that path it's not going to end well and it's an to have a devastating effect. thank you for allowing me to speak today. >> thank you, sheriff and we will now recognize mr. crane to read >> good afternoon, a ranking member conyers and members of the kennedy. we are still reading through this a fact introduced by congressman gowdy however my reaction is one of appreciation and support for his efforts. i applaud the congressman and his staff for creating a bill that makes public safety a priority that reforms enforcement. unfortunately, the gang of eight legislation reflects an absence of all enforcement input as it contains no tangible plan for border security and essentially ignores interior enforcement altogether while simultaneously treating it that his citizenship for members of criminal street gangs and most other criminal aliens. we hope the members of both parties in the house and in the senate will review the provisions of the safe act as the gang of eight leg
the economy offset these gains in some of the financial sectors. shrugging off weakness in the mainland, property place outperformed hong kong helping the hang seng gain 1.2% today. the sector rebounded for the second session after very sharp selloffs recently. so we may be seeing some bargain hunting here. and elsewhere in australia, banking shares helped at the sx 200 reversed earlier losses ending higher by 0.7%. but under pressure, down 0.3%. and some of the southeast asian markets also trading in the green at the moment. back to you, ross. >> all right, catch you later. joining me in the studio, co-ceo of wells fargo financial services. american stocks down three out of the last four, this after good gains this year. is sentiment going to be shifting around now over the next few months as we question the fed and japan? >> undoubtedly we'll continue to see a lot of volatility. just look at this morning. we have the nikkei up 2.75%. today we have the futures up in the u.s. about 1% and within europe, about 0.75%. and i think we'll continue to see that. the question about japan is, do
changes to make there, but the really big news on the economy came yesterday. obviously, with ben bernanke. >> joining me is former treasury official and analyst steve rattner. also, we have new york times reporter jeremy peters. good to have you both onboard. we'll start with ben bernanke. he expressed confidence in the nation's economic growth yesterday saying the fed will start to rein in its stimulus program later this year. bernanke laid out the federal reserves plan, which includes tapering off its multibillion bond-buying program until the unemployment rate drops to 7%. the fed expects that to happy the middle of next year. >> that's great news, right? >> in some way. >> so that's the good news. what bad news could there be from that, steve rattner. >> i think we'll find out. >> the fed will also hold off on raising interest rates keeping them to near zero until unemployment falls to 6.5%. as for wall street's response, this may be where things change. the markets took a dive as soon as bernanke started speaking. by 3:05 the dow fell 140 points closing the day down more than 200, st
of next year which would mean the bond tapering to begin later this year. that depends on the economy doing well enough for the fed to do that. and stocks sold off big time dow down over 200 and overseas markets selling off, gold selling off. the 10-year note up about 2.4% a year and a half high. expect mortgage rates to head higher. mortgage rates are tied to the 10 area note. they have been on the rise of late. freddie mark reports this morning. as far as the economy is concerned a number of reports on that again today and the labor department says first time weekly unemployment claims rose to 354,000 within the range of job growth. if the economy is stumbling along, that is going to force the fed to continue its current quantitative easing plan. it's a perverse way of looking at things. it's a rough start today. dow down 134. nasdaq down 31. s&p lower by 14. michelle and brian, back to you. >> thank you, jason brooks. >>> the key players are still say very little bit ousting of men's warehouse founder and pitchman george zimmer. >> you're going to like the way you look, i guarantee
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